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Maurice Hope's Blog – June 2012 Archive (15)

JOHNNY HORTON —NORTH TO ALASKA AND OTHER HITS (Jasmine) 2-CDS

 

www.jasmine-records.co.uk

 

Here we have another country star that tragically died before his time. Like Patsy Cline and Hank Williams and you can also add Buddy Holly, Gram Parsons to the list) he was just hitting his stride when his life was taken in a fatal car crash in 1960.

 

As a budding performer Horton was actually taken under the wing of Hank when they were both playing on Shreveport's…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 24, 2012 at 19:14 — No Comments

PATSY CLINE —JUST OUT OF REACH (Jasmine) 2cds

www.jasmine-records.co.uk 

Two cds and 56 tracks no less come in this package of material by the late, never to be forgotten Patsy Cline. Made up of two albums featured in their entirety (Patsy Cline – 1957 and Showcase – 1962) plus a feast of singles that include such classics as ‘Crazy Dreams’, ‘Stop The World’, her stunning take of ‘Lovesick Blues’ and the song that swept me away (and still does) the first time I heard it. I am talking…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 24, 2012 at 19:00 — No Comments

O’BRIEN PARTY OF 7 —REINCARNATION (The Songs Of Roger Miller) (Howdy Skies)

www.timobrien.net/obrienpartyof7 

www.mollieobrien.com 

Here is a tribute record of a difference. One thing, it is a family affair as the families of Tim O’Brien and his sister, Mollie who are no strangers of sharing a recording studio. Since they have made three duet albums together and long…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 24, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

TUPELO —DIRTY MONEY (IRL / Crashed Records)

www.tupelo.ie 

Dublin-based, Tupelo is an exciting new combo who apply the energy of the Old Crow Medicine Show to their music. As a rich head swirling mix of guitars, 5-string banjo, double bass, mandolin, bodhran, piano, percussion, sax and fiddle aid the lead vocals of James Cramer (who writes all the tunes) in splendid fashion. Since I am a huge fan of the Old Crows, Tupelo is a…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 23, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

ALAN JACKSON —THIRTY MILES WEST (Humphead / EMI)

www.alanjackson.com

www.capitolnashville.com

www.humpheadcountry.com 

After a long successful run on Arista records American country superstar makes his debut on EMI Nashville (a partnership with his own ACR label) and released in the UK on Humphead. Jackson has…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 22, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

MEL TILLIS —STOMP THEM GRAPES / SAWMILL .. Plus (Raven)

 

www.ravenrecords.com.au

 

Two 1970s albums plus five additional cuts, two of which are duets with Sherry Bryce make up another bumper package released by the Australian reissue label Raven.

Tillis was one of country music’s biggest sellers during the 1970s and though he never made much of an impression outside the States the Florida-born act who is also the father of Pam Tillis was a top performer. A big name…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 22, 2012 at 11:54 — No Comments

LERA LYNN —HAVE YOU MET LERA LYNN? (FREEWORLD / FLOATING WORLD)

Hearing the voice of Lera Lynn on the album was both a first and a delightful experience. All too many new fledgling acts are built up as being the best since sliced bread but in reality they are at best, average. Sadly more often than not I would go a step further and offer forgettable. Yet as already mentioned that wasn’t the case with Lera Lynn. Not only did one or two songs catch my attention…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 22, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

KIMBERLEY MURRAY, BOB MANNING —ONE NIGHT ONLY! (Bourbon Haze Records / Heart Of Texas Records)

 

www.nashville-west.com

 

Boy, what a treat this is. Two traditional country performers who just happen to be man and wife sharing one record. Who rekindle the art of duet performances better than most of the originals. Fans of older country music will feel they have died and passed through St. Peter’s Gates once they hear the opening bars of this album and be like Oliver when it is finished hunger for…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 19, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

JUDY COLLINS —BOHEMIAN (WILDFLOWER RECORDS)

 

www.wildflowerrecords.com

 

Folk legend, novelist, painter Judy Collins (‘Send In The Clowns’, ‘Both Sides Now’, ‘Amazing Grace’ etc…) has been making records for 50 years has through her latter-day releases on her own label, Wildflower Records kept her name in the frame.

 

Bohemian has Larry Campbell (guitar) and the group, Ollabelle (vocals) guest on her own ‘Morocco’ to aid her work…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 17, 2012 at 16:42 — No Comments

WILLIE NELSON —HEROES (Sony Music)

 

www.legacyrecordings.com

 

On placing this, the latest from the Texas Outlaw on my player I hadn’t anticipated a great deal other than some interesting music, singing by Willie in his own inimitable style and that was about it! Boy, was I soon to be proved wrong because all the Willie Nelson magic of old was present. I am talking Red-Headed Stranger (1975) standard, his song ‘Roll Me Up’ isn’t…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 17, 2012 at 8:49 — No Comments

JERRY JEFF WALKER —WALKER’S COLLECTIBLES & RIDIN’ HIGH…., PLUS (Raven)

 

www.ravenrecords.au.com 

Ramblin’ Jerry Jeff Walker was, is a one-off and there was a spell when few could hold a candle to him back in the 1970s. If he wasn’t the finest barroom, wild and free country music act he was awfully…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 16, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

HEATHER MYLES —JUST LIKE OLD TIMES / UNTAMED (Retroworld)

 

http://www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

 

Two cds of the nineties in one fabulous package from, West Coast gal Heather Myles make for good country (music) listening. Myles was like a breath of fresh air when she breezed onto the scene in 1992 with her debut album, Just Like Old Times and then three years later with Untamed.…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 13, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments

CHARLIE McCOY —LONESOME WHISTLE (A Hank Williams Tribute) (MVD Audio)

www.catbonemusic.com 

Charlie McCoy has played on more recording sessions than most any other. For he has worked with everyone from Johnny Cash to Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan by way of all your country greats since 1960 who in 2009 joined his hero, Hank Williams in the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Viewers of the BBC’s 1970s Old Grey Whistle Test will no doubt be familiar…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 8, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

TOMMY WOMACK —NOW WHAT! (Cedar Creek Music)

www.tommywomack.com

 

Genial talents, real ones are few and far between. People tend to have to sweat buckets to even come near seeing the taillights of Tommy Womack as he speeds into the distance. True, he has had a few wrecks and setbacks…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 8, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

TOMPALL & THE GLASER BROTHERS —THE AWARD WINNERS / RINGS AND THINGS (Hux Records)

http://www.huxrecords.com

 

Two albums on one CD from one of the finest ever, performing vocal groups to grace country music and though some of the material has a crossover feel I am such a huge fan of Tompall…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 1, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

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January 2018Month
Last
Month
Points Artist / Album Title / Label / * Album of the Month of… (reporter)
1 63
HAYES CARLL / What It Is / Dualtone *RK, *JB,*HB,
2 61
PHIL LEE / The Horse He Rode In On / Palookaville Records *BH, *PvG,
*FB, *PK
3 60
THE DELINES/ Imperial / El Cortez *PK, *FCe, *LK
4 51
VICKY EMERSON / Steady Heart / Independent *MW, *ML
5 42
LULA WILES / What Will We Do / Smithsonian Folkways *MM, *MF
6 34
SUZANNE JARVIE / In The Clear / Wolfe Island *BP
7 29
JESSE DAYTON / On Fire In Nashville / Blue Elan *SZ
8 27
KIERAN GOSS & ANNIE KINSELLA / Oh, The Starlings / Independent
27
CARSON McHONE / Carousel / Loose Music
27
TINY LEGS TIM / Elsewhere Bound / Independent *TV, *FC,
11 26
MANDOLIN ORANGE / Tides of a Teardrop / Yep Roc *BM
12 22
LEYLA McCALLA / Capitalist Blues / Jazz Village *DH
13 21
ROB HERON & THE TEA PAD ORCHESTRA / Soul Of My City *HBr
14 21
SIX MILE GROVE / Million Birds / Independent
15 19
BOB SUMNER / Wasted love songs /Self-released *MG
19
STEVE GUNN / The Unseen in Between / Matador
19
ROBERT ELLIS / Texas Piano Man / New West *CVL, *DHo
18 19
JOSHUA RAY WALKER / Wish you were here / State Fair *MA
19 18
CAM PENNER / At War With Reason / Self-released *LM
20 15
CHARLEY CROCKETT / Lil G.L.'S Blue / Bonanza
21 14
JARED DECK / Bully Pulpit / Self-released *AN, *AL
14
MICHAEL CHAPMAN / True North / Paradise of Bachelors
23 13
INA FORSMAN / Been Meaning To Tell You / RUF *EZ
24 12
KAYLAN FAY / Good Company / Horton
12
RICHARD DOBSON / I Hear Singing / Brambus *JJC
ALBUMS OF THE MONTH (NOT IN TOP 25)
DILLON CARMICHAEL / Hell On An Angel / Riser House *PHe
SELECT CAPTAIN / Off To Save The World / Soundchest *JJ
BRANDON ISAAK / Rise N Shine / Independent *RW
EINAR FLA / Silent String / Grappa *MB
CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE / Sixpack / Self-released *PJ
JAMIE LEE WILSON / Jumping Over Rocks / Self-released *HdB
DALE WATSON / Call Me Lucky / Red House *RH
JEFF TWEEDY / Warm / DBPM *JS
WEST OF EDEN / Flat Earth Society / West Of Music *PH
JODYMOON / A Love Brand New / Self-Released *JF
ANDREW COMBS / Worried Man (Deluxe Edition) / Loose Music *GF
HALDEN WOFFORD & THE HI BEANS / Hard Core Broken Heart /
Independent *MP
JONATHAN BYRD / Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys/ *JH
BILL SHANLEY / Midnight Mission / Cauldron Music *NC
MICKEY GALYEAN & CULLEN’s BRIDGE / Songs From The Blue Ridge /
Rebel *HD
JOE JACKSON / Fool / EarMusic *KG
WESTERN YOUTH / WESTERN YOUTH / Independent *BK
TIP JAR / Onward / Independent *FS
KC GROVES / Happy Little Trees / Self-released *JH
TIMBER / The Family / Cornelius Chapel *

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